FTI Consulting Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

  • Record Fourth Quarter 2017 Revenues of $467.7 million, up 5.8% compared to Prior Year Quarter
  • Fourth Quarter Fully Diluted EPS of $1.78 compared to $0.17 in Prior Year Quarter; Favorable Impact of $44.9 million from the 2017 U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.78 compared to $0.24 in Prior Year Quarter

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today released its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.

Full Year 2017 Results

  • Revenues of $1.808 billion were down 0.1% compared to the prior year
  • Net income of $108.0 million was up 26.2% compared to the prior year
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $192.0 million was down 5.4% compared to the prior year
  • Fully diluted EPS of $2.75 was up 34.1% compared to the prior year
  • Adjusted EPS of $2.32 was up 3.6% compared to the prior year
  • $168.0 million returned through share repurchases during full year 2017

Commenting on these results, Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting, said, “We are, of course, pleased with our very strong results in both the third and fourth quarters. These results reflect, in part, actions we took earlier in the year, but more fundamentally, they reflect the deep focus that our professionals have on helping our clients successfully navigate the largest and most significant issues they face.”

For the full year 2017, revenues of $1.808 billion declined $2.7 million, or 0.1%, compared to $1.810 billion in the prior year. The decline in revenues was primarily due to lower demand in the Economic Consulting and Technology segments, which was partially offset by higher demand in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment. Net income increased 26.2% to $108.0 million compared to $85.5 million in the prior year. The increase was largely due to a $44.9 million discrete tax benefit recorded in the fourth quarter, resulting from the adoption of the 2017 U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“2017 Tax Act”). This benefit was partially offset by $40.9 million of special charges, $10.8 million of which were recorded in the fourth quarter, reflecting targeted headcount and real estate reduction actions. Adjusted EBITDA was $192.0 million, or 10.6% of revenues, compared to $203.0 million, or 11.2% of revenues, in the prior year. The Adjusted EBITDA decline resulted primarily from lower revenues during the first half of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA significantly improved during the second half of 2017, primarily as a result of revenue growth and cost-cutting actions taken at the end of the second quarter of 2017.

Full year 2017 fully diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $2.75 compared to $2.05 in the prior year. Full year 2017 EPS included the $44.9 million 2017 Tax Act benefit, which increased EPS by $1.14, and the $40.9 million special charge related to headcount and real estate reductions, which reduced EPS by $0.70. Full year 2017 Adjusted EPS, which excludes the 2017 Tax Act benefit and the special charges, of $2.32 compared to $2.24 in the prior year.

Cash Position and Capital Allocation

Net cash provided by operating activities of $147.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to $233.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. The year-over-year difference in operating cash flows was primarily due to increased compensation payments, including severance, and lower cash receipts.

In 2017, the Company used approximately $168.0 million to repurchase 4,674,418 shares of its common stock at an average price per share of $35.94. As of December 31, 2017, approximately $113.3 million remained available for stock repurchases under the Company’s $300.0 million share repurchase authorization.

The Company increased the balance drawn on its credit facility by $30.0 million during 2017. Total debt of $400.0 million at December 31, 2017 compared to total debt of $370.0 million at December 31, 2016. Cash and cash equivalents were $190.0 million at December 31, 2017 compared to $216.2 million at December 31, 2016. Total debt, net of cash, was $210.0 million at December 31, 2017, up from $153.8 million at December 31, 2016.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

Fourth quarter 2017 revenues of $467.7 million increased $25.8 million, or 5.8%, compared to revenues of $441.9 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated positive impact from foreign currency translation (“FX”), revenues increased by $19.2 million, or 4.3%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily driven by higher demand within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring and Forensic and Litigation Consulting segments, which was partially offset by reduced demand in the Economic Consulting segment. Net income of $66.9 million compared to $7.1 million in the prior year quarter. The increase was largely due to the $44.9 million 2017 Tax Act benefit and higher revenues. Adjusted EBITDA was $55.5 million, or 11.9% of revenues, compared to $30.3 million, or 6.9% of revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to higher revenues, improved utilization and lower general and administrative costs.

Fourth quarter 2017 EPS of $1.78 compared to $0.17 in the prior year quarter. Fourth quarter 2017 EPS included the 2017 Tax Act benefit of $44.9 million, which increased EPS by $1.19, and the $10.8 million special charge related to headcount reductions, which reduced EPS by $0.19. Fourth quarter 2017 Adjusted EPS, which excludes the 2017 Tax Act benefit and special charge, of $0.78 compared to $0.24 in the prior year quarter.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Segment Results

Corporate Finance & Restructuring
Revenues in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment increased $17.2 million, or 15.2%, to $130.5 million in the quarter compared to $113.4 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated positive impact from FX, revenues increased $15.7 million, or 13.8%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was due to higher demand for restructuring, business transformation and transaction services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $25.8 million, or 19.7% of segment revenues, compared to $16.3 million, or 14.4% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was primarily due to higher revenues with improved utilization.

Forensic and Litigation Consulting
Revenues in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment increased $15.4 million, or 14.6%, to $120.9 million in the quarter, compared to $105.5 million in the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was driven by improved demand for global investigations, construction solutions and dispute services, which was partially offset by lower demand for health solutions services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $23.6 million, or 19.5% of segment revenues, compared to $6.3 million, or 6.0% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was primarily due to higher revenues with improved utilization.

Economic Consulting
Revenues in the Economic Consulting segment decreased $8.2 million, or 6.4%, to $121.1 million in the quarter compared to $129.3 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated positive impact from FX, revenues decreased $10.3 million, or 8.0%, compared to the prior year quarter. The decrease in revenues was primarily due to lower demand for antitrust services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $14.3 million, or 11.8% of segment revenues, compared to $19.0 million, or 14.7% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The decrease in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was primarily due to lower revenues and higher bad debt expense, which was partially offset by lower compensation.

Technology
Revenues in the Technology segment decreased $2.6 million, or 5.9%, to $40.9 million in the quarter compared to $43.5 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease in revenues was primarily due to lower demand for managed review services, which was partially offset by higher demand for consulting services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $3.0 million, or 7.3% of segment revenues, compared to $5.6 million, or 12.8% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The decrease in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was primarily due to lower revenues.

Strategic Communications
Revenues in the Strategic Communications segment increased $4.0 million, or 8.0%, to $54.3 million in the quarter compared to $50.3 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated positive impact from FX, revenues increased $2.2 million, or 4.3%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily driven by higher retained revenues from public affairs and corporate reputation services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $10.5 million, or 19.4% of segment revenues, compared to $8.4 million, or 16.7% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was due to higher revenues, which was partially offset by higher compensation costs.

2018 Guidance
The Company estimates that revenues for full year 2018 will be in the range of $1.825 billion and $1.875 billion. The Company estimates that full year 2018 EPS will be in the range of $2.35 and $2.65. The Company does not expect Adjusted EPS to differ from EPS.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Conference Call
FTI Consulting will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on February 22, 2018. The call can be accessed live and will be available for replay over the Internet for 90 days by logging onto the Company’s investor relations website here.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. More information can be found at http://www.fticonsulting.com/.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures
In the accompanying analysis of financial information, we sometimes use information derived from consolidated and segment financial information that may not be presented in our financial statements or prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Certain of these measures are considered “non-GAAP financial measures” under the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules. Specifically, we have referred to the following non-GAAP measures:

  • Total Segment Operating Income
  • Adjusted EBITDA
  • Total Adjusted Segment EBITDA
  • Adjusted EBITDA Margin
  • Adjusted Net Income
  • Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share
  • Free Cash Flow

We have included the definitions of Segment Operating Income and Adjusted Segment EBITDA below in order to more fully define the components of certain non-GAAP financial measures presented in this earnings release. We define Segment Operating Income as a segment's share of Consolidated Operating Income. We define Total Segment Operating Income, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as the total of Segment Operating Income for all segments, which excludes unallocated corporate expenses. We use Segment Operating Income for the purpose of calculating Adjusted Segment EBITDA. We define Adjusted Segment EBITDA as a segment's share of Consolidated Operating Income before depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges and goodwill impairment charges. We use Adjusted Segment EBITDA as a basis to internally evaluate the financial performance of our segments because we believe it reflects current core operating performance and provides an indicator of the segment's ability to generate cash.

We define Total Adjusted Segment EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as the total of Adjusted Segment EBITDA for all segments, which excludes unallocated corporate expenses. We define Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as consolidated net income before income tax provision, other non-operating income (expense), depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges and losses on early extinguishment of debt. We define Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues. We believe that the non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude the effects of remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges and goodwill impairment charges, when considered together with our GAAP financial results and GAAP measures, provide management and investors with a more complete understanding of our operating results, including underlying trends. In addition, EBITDA is a common alternative measure of operating performance used by many of our competitors. It is used by investors, financial analysts, rating agencies and others to value and compare the financial performance of companies in our industry. Therefore, we also believe that these measures, considered along with corresponding GAAP measures, provide management and investors with additional information for comparison of our operating results with the operating results of other companies.

We define Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share (“Adjusted EPS”), which are non-GAAP financial measures, as net income and earnings per diluted share, respectively, excluding the impact of remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges, losses on early extinguishment of debt and the adjustment related to the adoption of the 2017 U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“2017 Tax Act”). We use Adjusted Net Income for the purpose of calculating Adjusted EPS. Management uses Adjusted EPS to assess total Company operating performance on a consistent basis. We believe that this non-GAAP financial measure, which excludes the effects of the remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges, losses on early extinguishment of debt and the 2017 Tax Act, when considered together with our GAAP financial results, provides management and investors with an additional understanding of our business operating results, including underlying trends.

We define Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities less cash payments for purchases of property and equipment. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure, when considered together with our GAAP financial results, provides management and investors with an additional understanding of the Company's ability to generate cash for ongoing business operations and other capital deployment.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined in the same manner by all companies and may not be comparable with other similarly titled measures of other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for or superior to, the information contained in our Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the financial tables accompanying this press release.

Safe Harbor Statement
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FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
December 31,
2017 2016
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $189,961 $216,158
Accounts receivable:
Billed receivables 390,996 365,385
Unbilled receivables 312,569 288,331
Allowances for doubtful accounts and unbilled services (180,687) (178,819)
Accounts receivable, net 522,878 474,897
Current portion of notes receivable 25,691 31,864
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 55,649 60,252
Total current assets 794,179 783,171
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation 75,075 61,856
Goodwill 1,204,803 1,180,001
Other intangible assets, net of amortization 44,150 52,120
Notes receivable, net of current portion 98,105 104,524
Other assets 40,929 43,696
Total assets $2,257,241 $2,225,368
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other $94,873 $87,320
Accrued compensation 268,513 261,500
Billings in excess of services provided 46,942 29,635
Total current liabilities 410,328 378,455
Long-term debt, net 396,284 365,528
Deferred income taxes 124,471 173,799
Other liabilities 134,187 100,228
Total liabilities 1,065,270 1,018,010
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized — 5,000; none
outstanding
Common stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized — 75,000; shares
issued and outstanding — 37,729 (2017) and 42,037 (2016)
377 420
Additional paid-in capital 266,035 416,816
Retained earnings 1,045,774 941,001
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (120,215) (150,879)
Total stockholders' equity 1,191,971 1,207,358
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $2,257,241 $2,225,368


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
December 31,
2017 2016
Revenues$467,711 $441,920
Operating expenses
Direct cost of revenues307,566 308,239
Selling, general and administrative expenses111,176 116,478
Special charges10,811 3,634
Acquisition-related contingent consideration867 623
Amortization of other intangible assets2,766 2,265
433,186 431,239
Operating income34,525 10,681
Other income (expense)
Interest income and other452 571
Interest expense(6,547) (5,983)
(6,095) (5,412)
Income before income tax benefit28,430 5,269
Income tax benefit(38,458) (1,832)
Net income$66,888 $7,101
Earnings per common share ― basic$1.81 $0.17
Weighted average common shares outstanding ― basic36,906 41,201
Earnings per common share ― diluted$1.78 $0.17
Weighted average common shares outstanding ― diluted37,643 42,018
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax expense of $0$1,886 $(18,239)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax1,886 (18,239)
Comprehensive income (loss)$68,774 $(11,138)


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)
Year Ended
December 31,
2017 2016
Revenues$1,807,732 $1,810,394
Operating expenses
Direct cost of revenues1,215,560 1,210,771
Selling, general and administrative expenses429,722 434,552
Special charges40,885 10,445
Acquisition-related contingent consideration2,291 2,164
Amortization of other intangible assets10,563 10,306
1,699,021 1,668,238
Operating income108,711 142,156
Other income (expense)
Interest income and other3,752 10,466
Interest expense(25,358) (24,819)
(21,606) (14,353)
Income before income tax provision (benefit)87,105 127,803
Income tax provision (benefit)(20,857) 42,283
Net income$107,962 $85,520
Earnings per common share ― basic$2.79 $2.09
Weighted average common shares outstanding ― basic38,697 40,943
Earnings per common share ― diluted$2.75 $2.05
Weighted average common shares outstanding ― diluted39,192 41,709
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax expense of $0$30,664 $(41,884)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax30,664 (41,884)
Comprehensive income$138,626 $43,636


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(Unaudited)
Net income $66,888 $7,101 $107,962 $85,520
Add back:
Special charges 10,811 3,634 40,885 10,445
Tax impact of special charges (3,635) (1,113) (13,570) (3,595)
Remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration 423 702 1,403
Tax impact of remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration (165) (269) (546)
Impact of 2017 Tax Act (44,870) (44,870)
Adjusted net income $29,194 $9,880 $90,840 $93,227
Earnings per common share — diluted $1.78 $0.17 $2.75 $2.05
Add back:
Special charges 0.29 0.09 1.04 0.25
Tax impact of special charges (0.10) (0.03) (0.34) (0.08)
Remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration 0.01 0.02 0.03
Tax impact of remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration (0.01) (0.01)
Impact of 2017 Tax Act (1.19) (1.14)
Adjusted earnings per common share — diluted $0.78 $0.24 $2.32 $2.24
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding ― diluted 37,643 42,018 39,192 41,709


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME AND OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended December 31, 2017
(unaudited)
Corporate
Finance &
Restructuring
Forensic and
Litigation
Consulting
Economic
Consulting
Technology Strategic
Communications
Unallocated
Corporate
Total
Net income $66,888
Interest income and other (452)
Interest expense 6,547
Income tax benefit (38,458)
Operating income (loss) $21,332 $20,286 $12,120 $(1,079) $4,840 $(22,974) $34,525
Depreciation and amortization 815 1,042 1,316 2,664 673 899 7,409
Amortization of other intangible assets 1,218 396 134 158 860 2,766
Special charges 2,391 1,889 714 1,230 4,153 434 10,811
Adjusted EBITDA $25,756 $23,613 $14,284 $2,973 $10,526 $(21,641) $55,511
Year Ended December 31, 2017 Corporate
Finance &
Restructuring
Forensic and
Litigation
Consulting
Economic
Consulting
Technology Strategic
Communications
Unallocated
Corporate
Total
Net income $107,962
Interest income and other (3,752)
Interest expense 25,358
Income tax benefit (20,857)
Operating income $70,234 $54,520 $49,154 $4,795 $13,148 $(83,140) $108,711
Depreciation and amortization 3,175 4,259 5,589 11,684 2,405 4,065 31,177
Amortization of other intangible assets 4,014 1,592 597 635 3,725 10,563
Special charges 5,440 12,334 6,624 5,057 7,752 3,678 40,885
Remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration 702 702
Adjusted EBITDA $82,863 $72,705 $61,964 $22,171 $27,732 $(75,397) $192,038
Three Months Ended December 31, 2016
(unaudited)
Corporate
Finance &
Restructuring
Forensic and
Litigation
Consulting
Economic
Consulting
Technology Strategic
Communications
Unallocated
Corporate
Total
Net income $7,101
Interest income and other (571)
Interest expense 5,983
Income tax provision (1,832)
Operating income (loss) $14,741 $4,083 $17,452 $(4,752) $6,449 $(27,292) $10,681
Depreciation and amortization 722 1,212 1,442 7,919 641 1,405 13,341
Amortization of other intangible assets 819 481 154 (77) 888 2,265
Special charges 554 2,468 612 3,634
Remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration 423 423
Adjusted EBITDA $16,282 $6,330 $19,048 $5,558 $8,401 $(25,275) $30,344
Year Ended December 31, 2016 Corporate
Finance &
Restructuring
Forensic and
Litigation
Consulting
Economic
Consulting
Technology Strategic
Communications
Unallocated
Corporate
Total
Net income $85,520
Interest income and other (10,466)
Interest expense 24,819
Income tax provision 42,283
Operating income (loss) $91,481 $49,088 $68,842 $(2,183) $23,110 $(88,182) $142,156
Depreciation and amortization 2,897 4,490 4,614 19,820 2,243 4,636 38,700
Amortization of other intangible assets 3,310 2,000 646 648 3,702 10,306
Special charges 2,304 7,529 612 10,445
Remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration 1,403 1,403
Adjusted EBITDA $97,688 $57,882 $74,102 $25,814 $30,458 $(82,934) $203,010


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
OPERATING RESULTS BY BUSINESS SEGMENT
Segment
Revenues
Adjusted
EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA
Margin
Utilization Average
Billable
Rate
Revenue-
Generating
Headcount
(in thousands) (at period end)
Three Months Ended December 31, 2017
(unaudited)
Corporate Finance & Restructuring$130,532 $25,756 19.7% 62% $434 901
Forensic and Litigation Consulting120,869 23,613 19.5% 63% $330 1,067
Economic Consulting121,051 14,284 11.8% 64% $542 683
Technology (1)40,915 2,973 7.3% N/M N/M 292
Strategic Communications (1)54,344 10,526 19.4% N/M N/M 630
$467,711 $77,152 16.5% 3,573
Unallocated Corporate (21,641)
Adjusted EBITDA $55,511 11.9%
Year Ended December 31, 2017
Corporate Finance & Restructuring$482,041 $82,863 17.2% 61% $396 901
Forensic and Litigation Consulting462,324 72,705 15.7% 61% $321 1,067
Economic Consulting496,029 61,964 12.5% 67% $524 683
Technology (1)174,850 22,171 12.7% N/M N/M 292
Strategic Communications (1)192,488 27,732 14.4% N/M N/M 630
$1,807,732 $267,435 14.8% 3,573
Unallocated Corporate (75,397)
Adjusted EBITDA $192,038 10.6%
Three Months Ended December 31, 2016
(unaudited)
Corporate Finance & Restructuring$113,354 $16,282 14.4% 55% $408 895
Forensic and Litigation Consulting105,492 6,330 6.0% 55% $322 1,110
Economic Consulting129,270 19,048 14.7% 71% $522 656
Technology (1)43,485 5,558 12.8% N/M N/M 288
Strategic Communications (1)50,319 8,401 16.7% N/M N/M 647
$441,920 $55,619 12.6% 3,596
Unallocated Corporate (25,275)
Adjusted EBITDA $30,344 6.9%
Year Ended December 31, 2016
Corporate Finance & Restructuring$483,269 $97,688 20.2% 65% $392 895
Forensic and Litigation Consulting457,734 57,882 12.6% 59% $327 1,110
Economic Consulting500,487 74,102 14.8% 73% $517 656
Technology (1)177,720 25,814 14.5% N/M N/M 288
Strategic Communications (1)191,184 30,458 15.9% N/M N/M 647
$1,810,394 $285,944 15.8% 3.596
Unallocated Corporate (82,934)
Adjusted EBITDA $203,010 11.2%
N/M Not meaningful
(1) The majority of the Technology and Strategic Communications segments' revenues are not generated based on billable hours. Accordingly, utilization and average billable rate metrics are not presented as they are not meaningful as a segment-wide metric.


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
Year Ended
December 31,
2017 2016
Operating activities
Net income$107,962 $85,520
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization31,177 38,700
Amortization and impairment of other intangible assets10,563 10,306
Acquisition-related contingent consideration2,291 2,164
Provision for doubtful accounts15,386 8,912
Non-cash share-based compensation16,030 16,920
Non-cash interest expense1,984 1,985
Other611 (1,204)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:
Accounts receivable, billed and unbilled(50,831) 3,471
Notes receivable14,928 3,145
Prepaid expenses and other assets629 (2,840)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other4,421 3,268
Income taxes(25,768) 22,012
Accrued compensation1,795 40,350
Billings in excess of services provided16,447 779
Net cash provided by operating activities147,625 233,488
Investing activities
Payments for acquisition of businesses, net of cash received(8,929) (1,251)
Purchases of property and equipment(32,004) (28,935)
Other295 54
Net cash used in investing activities(40,638) (30,132)
Financing activities
Borrowings (repayments) under revolving line of credit, net30,000 (130,000)
Deposits2,825 4,006
Purchase and retirement of common stock(168,094) (21,489)
Net issuance of common stock under equity compensation plans(504) 21,708
Payments for acquisition-related contingent consideration(5,161) (866)
Other 1,331
Net cash used in financing activities(140,934) (125,310)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents7,750 (11,648)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(26,197) 66,398
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period216,158 149,760
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$189,961 $216,158

FTI Consulting, Inc.
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